Transfer report: James Rodriguez eyeing Premier League switch as Chelsea and Manchester City consider moves

29 Jun

Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez is considering a move to the Premier League – amid interest from Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Colombian star endured an indifferent 2015/16 campaign at the Bernabeu and made just 17 La Liga starts for Zinedine Zidane’s side.

The French manager is reportedly willing to let the 24-year-old leave the Spanish capital this summer, although Real officials would prefer him to stay due to the commercial revenue he brings in for the club.

Having enjoyed a promising return to form for Colombia in the Copa America, James is attracting interest from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, while Chelsea are also weighing up whether to make a mega-money bid.

According to El Confidencial, Chelsea and City could enter a bidding war for James, with a fee of around £40m expected to be enough to lure him away from the Bernabeu. 


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